LeaF – Space for Innovative Solutions in Learning and Interaction

LeaF is a unique research infrastructure in Finland that provides facilities and support for multidisciplinary research in learning and interaction. We host state-of-the-art technological solutions and equipment that are used to answer questions that are crucial for understanding and describing learning processes and social interaction in the quickly changing digitalised world. We also take an active role in developing new digital solutions and environments for learning and interaction.

We are continuously exploring new possibilites to develop and enhance our infrastructure. We are open to new ideas and new forms of collaboration.

LeaF is part of Eudaimonia Institute, which is one of the research institutes hosted by University of Oulu. LeaF has an active role in supporting the University of Oulu's recognised research strategy Understanding humans in change.

LeaF is a member of University of Oulu's multidisciplinary infrastructure platform.

LeaF is a roomy space for maximum 30 people, with diversified observation equipment, various modern terminal devices (internet tablets, interactive video projectors, interactive tables and boards) and flexible fittings to allow provision for different group situations. LeaF is divided into three equally sized spaces that can be isolated from each other. The equipment is designed for research and teaching but also for cooperation with local businesses (product development, testing, application development, user interaction research, etc.)